New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the Free Training and Allies Scheme (Naya Savira) under which free training is provided to students/candidates belonging to the six notified minority communities (Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims). The criteria for enabling Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under the scheme are as follows:
The Institute must be a registered body or operated by any organization registered under the Association Registration Act, 1860 / Companies Act, 2014 or any other relevant law / law of a state / union territory.
A minimum of three years registration will be required in relation to the implementing organizations/agency wishing to apply for support as of the date of the notification of the call for applications from states/UTs/training institutions.
The Institute/Center must be fully operational for a minimum period of 3 years at the time of application under the Naya Savira Scheme and have a minimum enrollment of 100 students in the training courses included in the Naya Savera Scheme every year for the last 3 years, immediately prior to the year in which the Institute is applied application for admission.
Institutions must have the required number of qualified faculty members either on a payroll or on a part-time basis.
Institutes must have the necessary infrastructure like buildings, library, necessary equipment, etc. to run the training classes in the courses for which they are applied.
Training institutes must have a minimum pass rate of 15% in the training courses offered to them. Past performance in relation to intake and success rate are taken into consideration when making the selection.
Implementing agencies must be registered with the NITI Aayog Portal eg http://ngodarpan.gov.in or as applicable.
The institution/organization has not been declared bankrupt at any time.
Institutions/organization must not be blacklisted by any government department or body at any time.
The ministry has put together 130 business models for project evaluation during the 2017-2018 financial year across the country including Tamil Nadu. Eligible students can take advantage of program benefits from any PIA program activated under the scheme, regardless of region. During the current fiscal year 2021-22, 37 PIAs are designated to provide free training to 5,140 minority students under the Naya Savera Scheme.
In the past 3 fiscal years, 1,96,81,133 scholarships were awarded (Pre-Mathematics, Post-Math Scholarship Scheme, Merit-Based Scholarship Scheme, Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme), and under the Naya Savira Program, 30,117 students/candidates have earned the beneficiary/allocation in the past three years and the current year. Government details for minority community students benefiting under the scholarship schemes, the Free and Allied Internship Scheme for the past three years and the current year are at Annex I And Annex II Respectively.
There is no allocation of funds from the state under the Naya Savera Free Training and Allied Schemes, and Scholarship schemes. However, an amount of Rs. Rs 6,624.96 crore has been issued under the above schemes in the three years.
|Country wise details of perinatal and post-math scholarships and scholarship schemes based on MERIT-CUM-CUM and BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL NATIONAL SCHEME scholarship, during the period from 2018 to 2019.|
|States / UTs||Scholarship approved from 2018-19 to 2020-21*|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1363797|
|Andaman and Nicobar||3275|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu||1088|
* Scholarship disbursement for 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.
|Details by country for minority students benefiting/allocated under the Free and Allied Training Scheme during the last three years and the current year i.e. 2018-19 to 2021-22 (to date)|
|state||Number of designated beneficiaries|
|Jammu and Kashmir||200|
|Manipur||three hundred fifty|
This information was provided by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in today’s Rajya Sabha newspaper.